This wouldn’t be an issue for most people because they would go in, take a nap, wake up an hour later and be done. To me, that’s an unbelievable feat of bravery and something I’m not sure I can do myself.
Just for a bit of perspective, I used to go into burning houses with the fire department and manage major traumas in the back of an ambulance, for upwards of 40 minutes or more, sometimes on my own. That’s pretty insane.
I’ve seen and experienced things most couldn’t even imagine. I’ve run thousands of calls and had to make split second life and death decisions, in the worst possible circumstances.
None of that scared me. I’m not a coward.
The idea of walking into the oral surgeon tomorrow, even though it’s just a consult, is absolutely terrifying.
Having said that, I’m also feeling incredibly lucky because of who I’m going to see.
I’m seeing a friend from high school and he’s insanely over qualified to extract three wisdom teeth. Here’s the bullet points:
Extensive Training in:
He’s an old friend, I trust him and feel as though I’m in good hands. That’s providing me with a great deal of comfort.
I’m sure I’ll feel better after sitting down and going over everything with him. I have 3 wisdom teeth and only 1 is partially impacted. Once I know what to expect, and I figure out the logistics, I’ll be in a better place.
Since this isn’t an emergent situation, at least to my knowledge, we’re going to plan this around Lizze’s headache infusions. She’s in tremendous amounts of pain and the infusion will take about a week. We’ll have to travel to the Cleveland Clinic for 6 hour sessions and there’s zero chance of me doing that right after oral surgery.
I feel this is the right thing to do and barring anything unforseen, that will be the plan.
I’m not looking forward to any of this but at the same time, I’m tired of it hanging over my head. I want to get this done as soon as possible but as a special needs family, we have to make lots of arrangements and plan everything out very carefully.
Here’s hoping I feel better about this after today.